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FACTORS IN THE TESTING AND APPLICATION OF ALGICIDES.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14170963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review is presented of some of the factors affecting the laboratory testing and practical applications of chemicals toxic to algae. The basic factor demonstrated is that the amount of chemical required to inhibit the growth of algae is dependent on the amount of algae present and not on the volume of water in which the algae are dispersed. It is shown how a chemical can be tested for algistatic or algicidal properties, thus enabling one to decide how best to apply a particular chemical. The selectivity of chemicals and the development of resistance in algae towards certain chemicals is demonstrated. Also, it is shown how certain algae can appear to be resistant to chemical treatments because of their growth habit or their production of extracellular products which affect the toxicity of added chemicals. With a better understanding of how various factors can influence the effectiveness of toxic chemicals, it is hoped that the selection of a chemical and method of application to a particular problem will be more successful.
Authors:
G P FITZGERALD
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1964 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1964-11-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-53     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Algae*
Anti-Infective Agents, Local*
Copper*
Detergents*
Mercury Compounds*
Pharmacology*
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds*
Research*
Sulfates*
Sulfonic Acids*
Urea*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 0/Detergents; 0/Mercury Compounds; 0/Quaternary Ammonium Compounds; 0/Sulfates; 0/Sulfonic Acids; 57-13-6/Urea; 7440-50-8/Copper
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